What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. There is a lot to know about dental implants, and it is crucial that you find a qualified professional to educate you and help you to decide if dental implants are right for you. Keep reading to learn more about dental implants from Dr. Amir Davoody, Dr. Rana Mehr, and Dr. Panagiotis Kyteas at Greater Houston Orthodontics.

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Taking Care of Your Teeth at Home

Taking care of your teeth is an essential part of maintaining your health and wellness. While you should visit your dentist at least twice a year for a regular checkup and cleaning, they alone cannot account for your teeth health. Thus, it is up to you to take initiative and take care of your teeth at home! Keep reading for some advice from Dr. Amir Davoody, Dr. Rana Mehr, and Dr. Panagiotis Kyteas at Greater Houston Orthodontics on how to keep your pearly whites shining bright!

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5 Tooth Fairy Ideas for Parents

Losing teeth is an exciting time in any young child’s life. Not only does this mean they are growing up, but it also means they are due for a visit from the Tooth Fairy! There are so many creative things that go beyond just putting money under a pillow that can create wonderful memories that will last your child a lifetime. Keep reading for some ways from Dr. Amir Davoody, Dr. Rana Mehr, and Dr. Panagiotis Kyteas at Greater Houston Orthodontics to make your child’s visit from the Tooth Fairy a lot more exciting!

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The Best Time for Your Child to Visit the Orthodontist

Are you wondering when is the right time to have your child evaluated by an orthodontist? At Greater Houston Orthodontics, we recommend that children be examined by an orthodontist at age 7. Why? Because early evaluation allows us to detect and correct any orthodontic issues before they become major problems.

During the early developmental stages, teeth and jaw growth are still in progress, making it easier for an orthodontist to guide natural jaw growth into a perfect smile or make room for teeth as they develop. By intervening early, we can also help prevent the need for more invasive treatments later in life.

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Share the Love on Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to express your love and appreciation for that special someone in your life. And what better way to make them feel loved than by giving them a beautiful smile? If you or your loved one is unhappy with their current smile, orthodontic treatment can be the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day.

At Greater Houston Orthodontics, Dr. Amir Davoody, Dr. Rana Mehr, and Dr. Panagiotis Kyteas offer state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Whether you need metal braces, clear braces or Invisalign, we have the technology and expertise to meet your individual needs and lifestyle.

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Understanding the ABC’s of Orthodontics

Welcome to Greater Houston Orthodontics in Houston, TX. Delve into what we call the “ABC’s of Orthodontics”: “A” for age, “B” for braces, and “C” for cost and choice.


Age plays a pivotal role in orthodontics, especially for children. Most orthodontists recommend waiting until a child has all their permanent teeth before starting any orthodontic procedures. An early evaluation around age 7 can help prevent potential future issues that might become more challenging to resolve as the child grows. These evaluations are typically complimentary and don’t necessitate a referral from a dentist. Planning such assessments during summer breaks can ensure that any necessary braces won’t disrupt schooling.

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Finding the Right Expert for Your Smile in Houston, TX

Navigating the realm of dental care specialists can be perplexing, especially when considering orthodontists, dentists, and pedodontists in the Houston, TX area. Why choose an orthodontist? The answer boils down to expertise and specialized training.


Understanding the Differences Between Dentists, Pedodontists, and Orthodontists

  • Dentists: All three—dentists, pedodontists, and orthodontists—are oral care experts, yet each specializes in distinct areas of dental health.
  • Orthodontists: These professionals undergo an additional two to three years of rigorous training in orthodontics, focusing on teeth alignment and jaw correction beyond general dentistry.
  • Pedodontists: Specializing in comprehensive children’s dental care, pedodontists undergo an additional two to three years of training, covering various aspects of pediatric dentistry.

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It’s Never Too Late for Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment has the power to enhance the appearance of individuals of all ages, from children to adults. In today’s society, people have become increasingly aware of the significance of cultivating and maintaining a beautiful smile.


As our life expectancy continues to increase, the importance of having a healthy and attractive smile remains constant throughout our lifetime. Dr. Amir Davoody, Dr. Rana Mehr, and Dr. Panagiotis Kyteas at Greater Houston Orthodontics are specialists who possess the knowledge, experience, and expertise to assist patients of all ages in achieving properly aligned teeth and jaws.

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